Apex Ceilidh Band

Location Kent
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2 reviews
Location Kent
Starting from POA
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Apex Ceilidh Band is one of the most highly experienced and respected English Ceilidh bands comprising excellent musicians and with an experienced caller. 

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The Apex Ceilidh Band are firm favourites at folk festivals and ceilidhs around the country, and are in great demand for weddings and parties.

The full regular band consists of:

Fiddle, Whistles / pipes / saxophone, Electric guitar / mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Accordion, Caller

The band can operate as anything from a two piece plus a caller up to the full band plus caller. They sometimes augment the band with drums and /or bass, and have a pool of excellent musicians who can step in if one of the regular musicians is not available.

The caller always makes sure that everyone feels able to join in the dances, no matter what age they are or whether they have two left feet or plenty of dancing experience.  The important thing is to have loads of fun dancing to exciting music.

The caller always makes sure that everyone feels able to join in the dances, no matter what age they are or whether they have two left feet or plenty of dancing experience.  The important thing is to have loads of fun dancing to exciting music.

The band has made two well-received studio albums. Their music is a mix of traditional tunes and self-written ones. The band’s sound continues to evolve to make the music both great for dancing to but also to listen to. This is what had given the band hundreds of well-satisfied clients both at private events and also on the public Ceilidh circuit and at folk festivals in the UK and Europe.

  • Fiddle
  • Whistles / pipes / saxophone
  • Electric guitar / mandolin
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Accordion
  • Caller

 

A range of country dances suitable for all ages to a variety of jigs, reels etc.

, Wedding, Hampshire
5/5

Absolutely fantastic! Much patience with a group of novices. Didn't stop smiling and laughing throughout!


, Wedding, Kent
5/5

Absolutely fantastic and really set a fun tone for the evening. Would highly recommend.


Apex Ceilidh Band has previously appeared at the following festivals and events:

Broadstairs Folk Week, White Horse Festival, Trowbridge Village Pump, Chester Folk Festival, Oxford Folk Festival, Chippenham Folk Festival, Towersey Village Festival, Reedham Ferry Folk Festival, Jack in the Green Hastings. The band has also performed the following ceilidh shows: Phoenix Ceilidhs, Godalming Ceilidhs, Meltdown Ceilidhs, RUFF Ceilidhs Cardiff, Hastings Old Town Ceilidhs, Cecil Sharp House Knees Up, Tyre Kickers Ceilidh. Plus, Apex Ceilidh Band have performed for hundreds of weddings, private parties etc.

What do we get for the fee?
The fee includes a full sound system and travel expenses. We have Public Liability Insurance and our equipment has PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) certification

What kind of music do you play?
We play a wide variety of tunes for dancing, both original and taken from traditional sources. We also have a repertoire of tunes to play between dances.

Please note that we are not a traditional Scottish or Irish band, and we don't sing the Wild Rover!

A lot of our guests haven't done this before. Will you be able to help them OK?
Our callers are used to playing for both experienced dancers and those who have never done it before. They have a selection of easy dances and everyone is guided through what to do.

How long does it take you to set up?
We like to get into the venue around 1 hour before we have to start to set up the sound system, but it only takes about 30 minutes to set up. It takes about 30 minutes to break down the equipment afterwards.

Can we play music during your break?
We bring an ipod to play incidental music through our PA when we take a break. You can bring your own CD or we have some (usually a nice bit of big band jazz). We can also plug your own digital music device into the PA.

Apex Ceilidh Band usually play a 60 minute set followed by a short break, followed by a 90 minute set.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

East

Cambridgeshire £840.00

South East

Berkshire £720.00 East Sussex £720.00 Essex £720.00 Hampshire £720.00 Kent £720.00 Surrey £720.00 Sussex £720.00 West Sussex £720.00 London £720.00
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